Amendment 11: Technology Development for Support of Wildland Fire Science, Management, and Disaster Mitigation (A.59 FireSense Technology) Final Text.

  • Enhance capabilities of existing science instruments needed for monitoring pre-fire, active-fire, and post-fire environments.
  • Reduce mass and power of instruments for accommodation by next-generation small spacecraft and aerial platforms.
  • Enable unprecedented measurements from multiple vantage points through model-directed, coordinated observations using autonomous tasking.
  • Address computational challenges for modeling and for data acquisition, fusion, and processing in a real-time environment.
  • Facilitate machine learning and artificial intelligence to create new data products needed for wildland fire management and for management of the constellation of observing platforms.
  • Enable the seamless exchange of information between spaceborne, airborne, and in-situ assets.

ROSES-2023 Amendment 11 releases final text and due dates for A.59 FireSense Technology which had previously been TBD in ROSES-2023. This program element has changed in a few significant ways from the ROSES-2022 version:
(1) The 2-Step submission process has changed to non-binding, see Section 2,
(2) Step-2 (but not Step-1) Proposals will be evaluated using a dual-anonymous peer review (DAPR) process, see Section 2.2.2 and
(3) the Step-2 proposal review schedule has changed to semiannual, see Section 2.2.

Step-1 proposals may be submitted at any time and will receive encourage/discourage decisions within 30 days of submission. Step-2 proposals must include ESTO non-standard elements, see Section 2.2.1 and Table A.59-2. An Open-Source Software plan is required for Step-2 proposals in place of the Open Science and Data Management Plan, see Section 2.4.

On or about March 30, 2023, this Amendment to the NASA Research Announcement "Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2023" (NNH23ZDA001N) will be posted on the NASA research opportunity homepage at and will appear on SARA's ROSES blog at:

Questions concerning A.59 FireSense Technology should be directed to Haris Riris at

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